Thursday, August 21, 2008

Another week, Another set up, Another top ten

Well, the dust has settled on yet another week of racing at Old Evergreen Speedway.

Last Saturday we showed up with a new setup, high hopes and 4 new skins, ready to do battle... and battle we did... Battled to get the right stagger, battled to get the car to loosen up in, battled to get the car tighter off...

We unloaded and hit the track to scrub, knowing the tires were a little, shall we say, Off... We used an inventory tire we were sitting on since the beginning of the season and it was really small for some reason, so I was chasing stagger all day. Unfortunately, we don't have the budget to buy new practice tires, so we ran the best of what I thought we had to try and get a handle on the new set up... They were junk, but we did figure out we were too tight in.

All day we struggled to get the car to loosen up in, through Qualifying and the Heat race we tinkered. The result was not what we had hoped for. From the 10th starting position in the main, we were able to struggle our way up to 7th and maintain it to the end. The car was scitzophrenic at best and Scott fought it valiantly the entire race. When he got out of the car at the end, he looked like he had just went 15 rounds with Tyson, whooped up on and drained of all energy.

The good news is that the car came back in one piece, despite the best efforts of one driver, who tried to take off the nose of the car on one lap. Just left a nice black tire mark on the nose in time for the biggest races of the year... Grrrrrr. So the main focus of work this week is setting things back to where they were 2 weeks ago and trying to improve from there...

This week, its the FAIR!!!! come on out and enjoy the sights and sounds of the fair and then top it off with an evening of cheering on your favorite race team as we dig to finish the season on a high note. Supers, Bombers and the Figure 8 Nationals are on tap Saturday night... it will be a great show!

See you at the races!

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